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Nursing Degrees

Kirtland offers PN (Practical Nurse) certification and ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) degrees. We also offer an RN to BSN degree through a partnership with Saginaw Valley State University. Get your Nursing degree at Kirtland Community College.

NURSING: We’re located in the Instructional Center (INS) in Health Sciences

Phone: (989) 275-5000, ext. 281 | Fax: (989) 275-6715

Program Advisors

Anne Essmaker, Academic Advisor for students with last names L-Z
(989) 275-5000, ext. 416
anne.essmaker@kirtland.edu


Shawn Ott, Academic Advisor for students with last names A-K
(989) 275-5000, ext. 426
shawn.ott@kirtland.edu

Gainful Employment

HEALTH SCIENCES OFFICE HOURS

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. | Closed Friday

Program Options

Practical Nurse (PN) Certification

  • Three-semester, one year completion

LPN to ADN Degree

  • Two-semester, one year completion

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

  • Four-semester, two year program completion

RN to BSN

  • Offered on Roscommon campus through SVSU

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • BSN completion program through concurrent degree agreement with SVSU
  • Majority of the BSN coursework completed on Kirtland’s Roscommon campus

Successful completion of any of these options prepares students to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical and Registered Nurses (NCLEX-PN & NCLEX-RN).

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Attention Health Science students applying for Nursing, Surgical Tech, Pharmacy Tech, and Phlebotomy Tech for the Fall 2014 semester and LPN to ADN Nursing students admitted in Winter 2014.  Drug testing of all students will be required prior to final acceptance into a program or course. This is being done to be in compliance with clinical site contractual agreements. 

The Health Science Department strictly prohibits the illicit use of illegal drugs and the abuse of prescription medications. Drug testing procedure will be given to students prior to admission. If you have questions please contact Cynde Kochensparger, BSN, RN at cynde.kochensparger@kirtland.edu.

Procedure for Nursing Program Applications – Fall 2014

  1. MEET OR CALL YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR – CALL 989-275-5000, EXT. 280 – They will connect you to either Anne Essmaker or Shawn Ott.
  2. Follow the directions from your academic advisor. You cannot get the application until you and your advisor review your file and transcripts.
  3. Once your advisor releases your file to the Health Science office we will email you the application. You will need to save the application to your computer and then open the application and fill it out, it will be a fillable application. Be sure to save the completed application and email it back to the Health Science office. Once the completed application is received in the Health Science office, you will receive a confirmation email stating it was received. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM THE HEALTH SCIENCE OFFICE WITHIN A WEEK, PLEASE CALL 989-275-5000, EXT. 281.
  4. You will be notified by email in late June, early July if you are accepted into one of the Nursing programs. If you have questions while filling out the application please email susie.allen@kirtland.edu or call 989-275-5000, ext. 281.
  5. The deadline for applying for ANY Nursing program for Fall 2014 is May 1, 2014. Don’t wait; make your appointment NOW with your advisor.
  6. Please begin to collect and complete Required Immunizations. Don’t wait on this; it can take up to 6 months to complete them. Download the list of required Immunizations for Health Science.

RN to BSN partnership

A partnership between Kirtland Community College and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) brings advanced career opportunities for nurses in northern Michigan. Through SVSU’s RN-BSN program, nurses are be able to pursue a BSN degree in courses offered one day a week, either on Kirtland’s Roscommon campus or in a hybrid format. [ Read more... ]

SVSU RN-BSN Program Announcement

Transfer Guide Kirtland/SVSU at Kirtland Community College RN to BSN Program

Kirtland Community College has one of the top rated nursing degree programs in MichiganYou will be employable in almost any community you choose to live in throughout your lifetime with a nursing degree from one of the best nursing colleges in Michigan. A variety of jobs within the nursing profession will be yours for the taking when you complete Kirtland Community College’s nursing degree program.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career helping others, Kirtland’s careers in nursing are just what you’re looking for.

As one of Michigan’s top rated nursing degree programs, Kirtland offers Practical Nursing (PN), Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) degrees, and a concurrent agreement with Saginaw Valley State University allows you to complete your BSN degree almost entirely on Kirtland’s Roscommon campus.

Whatever your career goals, you can get your Nursing degree at Kirtland Community College.

You’ll have a first-hand look and experience in the field because Kirtland’s nursing degree program includes both classroom study, patient care simulation and supervised clinical practice (actual patient care) in health care facilities around the region.

A variety of jobs within the nursing profession will be yours for the taking when you complete your nursing degree program at Kirtland.

Kirtland’s nursing degree program includes both classroom study and supervised clinical practice (actual patient care) in health care facilities around the region, so you’ll have a first-hand look and experience in the field.

2013-14 Program Costs

Nursing Level I, Prerequisites
In District
Out of District
Tuition and Fees2,2002,850
Textbooks850850
Miscellaneous Expenses150150
Total3,2003,850
Nursing Level I, CC
In District
Out of District
Tuition and Fees6,7508,550
Textbooks950950
Miscellaneous Expenses900900
Total8,60010,400
Nursing Level II, Prerequisites
In District
Out of District
Tuition and Fees3,6504,700
Textbooks1,6001,600
Miscellaneous Expenses150150
Total5,4006,450
Nursing Level II, AAS
In District
Out of District
Tuition and Fees5,6007,200
Textbooks700700
Miscellaneous Expenses900900
Total7,2008,800

Related health sciences degrees and certificates include:

Kirtland Community College nursing degreesAssociate in Applied Science degrees

  • Cardiac Sonography (Gaylord)
  • Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) (Roscommon)

Certificates

  • Pharmacy Technology (Roscommon)
  • Practical Nursing (PN) (Roscommon)
  • Surgical Technology (West Branch)
  • Vascular Sonography (online)
  • Health Information Technology (online)

Other

  • Certified Nursing Assistant Course (Roscommon, Gaylord and Tawas IRESA Center)
  • Phlebotomy Technician Course (Roscommon)

Partnership Programs

  • Davenport University
  • Ferris State University
  • Franklin University
  • Mid Michigan Community College

Specific information about program and course requirements can be found in our College Catalog.

Some of the jobs related to our Health Sciences programs:

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Get general and transfer information on specific colleges and universities.